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noun Law.
  1. a person who makes a devise.
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Origin of devisor

1400–50; late Middle English (in general sense “one who devises”) < Anglo-French devisour (Old French deviseur). See devise, -or2
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Examples from the Web for devisor

Historical Examples

  • The person who makes a will is called the testator or devisor.

    Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 3


  • A devisor may clearly devise or limit the possession of chattels, making them inalienable by devisees in succession.

    The Eustace Diamonds

    Anthony Trollope

  • We should be inclined to think the devisor entertained a singular predilection for the Old Cross, then in the pride of youth.

British Dictionary definitions for devisor


  1. property law a person who devises property, esp realty, by will
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